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10 Movies You Must Watch If You Are Crazy About Cars

If you are a car lover, you would definitely like the car sequences shown in movies. We all have seen countless movies depicting expensive car chase sequences and crashing and the fact is that we couldn’t find much difference in any of these chasing scenes. But there are certain movies which have signature car chase sequences which differ from what see most of the time. And these movies have also got some of the coolest cars that any car enthusiast would love to have. Let’s have a look at the top 10 movies for car lovers.

10) Drive

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Drive is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and was released in the year 2011. The star cast of the movie includes Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, and Christina Hendricks. The movie tells the story of an unnamed car driver who is also a part-time stuntman in the movies. The movie has got great visuals and is said to be a tribute to all the car genre films. The car scenes in the movie are well organized and in a particular scene, you all would get a chance to see the combination of a Chrysler 300 and a five liter Mustang.

9) Le Mans

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Le Mans is directed by Lee H. Katzin and was released in the year 1971. The star cast of the movie includes Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Andersen, and Ronald Leigh-Hunt. The movie is based on the real 24 hours Le Mans car race, which takes place every year in Le Mans, France. The movie depicts a fictional Le Mans race and the movie used actual Le Mans circuit and even a real race was shot from an original racing car. The cars like Ferrari 512 and Porsche 917 were used in the movie.

8) Ronin

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Ronin is directed by John Frankenheimer and was released in the year 1998. The star cast of the movie includes Robert Di Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, and Sean Bean. The movie focuses on a team of ex-special operatives and their mission to steal a mysterious briefcase. The thrilling car chase sequences through Paris and Nice are shot realistically and can be considered as some of the best car chase sequences ever made. Cars like Mercedes-Benz W116, Audi S8, BMW 535i etc. were used in the movie.

7) Death Proof

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Death Proof is directed by Quentin Tarantino and was released in the year 2007. The star cast of the movie includes Kurt Russel, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The movie tells the story of a psychopathic stuntman who kills young women using his muscle car and for him, his car is death proof. There are some well shot car sequences and crashes and a majestic 1970 Dodge Challenger. Even though, Death Proof is Tarantino’s weakest movie till date, the movie is a must watch for car lovers.The Italian Job.

6) The Italian Job

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The Italian Job (original one and not the 2003 reboot) is directed by Peter Collinson and was released in the year 1969. The star cast of the movie includes Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward, Margaret Blye, and Raf Vallone. Even though, the 2003 reboot is pretty good and features some cool cars, the original film is still special. You could see some of the classic cars like Aston Martin DB4, Lamborghini Miura (orange) etc. in their full glory. The climax chase scene with three MINI Coopers is really stunning with a cool background score.

5) Gone in 60 Seconds

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Gone in 60 Seconds (reboot and not the original 1974 film) is directed by Dominic Sena and was released in the year 2000. The star cast of the movie includes Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, and Delroy Lindo. The story revolves around a former car thief who is forced to steal 50 expensive cars as a price for his brother’s life. The movie showcases some of the coolest cars and the main attraction is the Shelby Mustang GT500 (1967).

4) Vanishing Point

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Vanishing Point is directed by Richard C. Sarafian and was released in the year 1971. The star cast of the movie includes Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger, Gilda Texter, and Victoria Medlin. The movie focuses on the journey of a car delivery driver (Kowalski) to San Francisco for the delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Magnum. Vanishing Point is an all-time classic road movie and the breathtaking chase sequence between Kowalski and the police is truly epic.

3) Bullitt

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Bullitt is directed by Peter Yates and was released in the year 1968. The star cast of the movie includes Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, and Robert Duvall. This classic movie was a huge box-office success and has a cult fan following since then. The car chase sequence shot in the streets of San Francisco is the main highlight of the movie and inarguably one of the best. Most of the films which came after that tried to imitate the car chase sequence shown in the movie, but none of them could beat the original one. The Dodge Charger 440 Magnum and the 1969 Ford Mustang 390 Fastback used in the movie became everyone’s favorite.

2) Rush

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Rush is directed by Ron Howard and was released in the year 2013. The star cast of the movie includes Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, and Natalie Dormer. The movie is based on actual events and focuses on the rivalry between the Formula 1racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the year 1976. The movie perfectly depicted the challenges and risks that the earlier Formula 1 racers faced as the vehicles used today in Formula 1 are safer and much more advanced.  The thrilling racing scenes and a brilliant direction make the movie a must watch.

1) Furious 7

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Furious 7 is directed by James Wan and was released in the year 2015. The star cast of the movie includes Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, and Michelle Rodriguez. All the movies in the Fast and Furious series are thrilling and a must watch for all car lover. But the seventh installment (Furious 7) took the movie to a whole new level and most of the car sequences were originally shot. Some of the highly expensive cars like the Lykan Hypersport, Bugatti Veyron, Maserati Ghibli (2014) etc. are used in the movie along with other ultra-stylish modern cars.

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